Well, I have these big plans to actually write my blog posts that I have listed on my editorial calendar. But I think I really underestimate how much time just “life in general” takes, so I never am able to get it done. (But it is “Life takes Time” in a good way 😉 Life is good.)
I’ve had some topics on my list in my planner for over a year. Maybe someday I’ll have time to write them.
But for now, the best I can do is give you a quick list of a random Friday Five.
1. The hardest part about homeschooling is actually staying home. This is a whole post in itself. But in short, there is always something going on and I’m in a constant state of evaluating what is worth it. It seems like everyday there is a cool field trip, presentation, friend get-together or opportunity to choose from.
2. I’m still training for the Spa Running Festival 10k which is next weekend. Yay! I think my goal will be to run the race 1 minute slower than the breakaway 10k that I ran a few weeks ago, in order to realistically account for the hills. Breakaway was a nice flat course and the Spa Running Festival is not. But, it will be beautiful! I’m really looking forward to it.
3. Soup weather is here! My freezer is continually getting stocked with yummy soups which makes busy nights a cinch! Anytime I make a soup lately, I make a HUMONGOUS pot and then freeze some.
4. We had our annual church hayride and we are completely outnumbered in the kids to adult ratio. I think God might be telling us very clearly that we have a mission field to disciple all these young ladies and gentlemen. A good phrase to remember in church is: “If there is no crying- the church is dying!” So always remember to be nice to those mommas who are toting around a passel full of kiddos, never hear a sermon, and spend the majority of their time stuffing Cheerios in a toddlers mouth hoping they don’t get too loud. Church needs kids. It’s a blessing!
5. Family Camping- We took a family camping trip during a PEAK FALL COLOR weekend to an Arkansas state park. My heart is still swooning over watching the kids play, watching the boys work together to carry water and put up a tent, and their perseverance on all the hiking trails. I wish I would’ve paid closer attention and calculated all the miles we hiked together that weekend. They were troopers!